Investigating students’ pedagogical use of ICT in learning in Ghanaian secondary schools

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore students’ pedagogical use and perceptions of ICT in secondary schools in Ghana. A focus group interview was used to gather data from participants. Ten groups of six students each from urban, semi-urban and rural schools were chosen for the focus group interviews. The study found that students’ pedagogical use of ICT was low. Also, students were appreciative of ICT value. However, they were concerned about the morally inappropriate use of the technology. Finally, the findings indicated that students perceived costs as barriers to their use of ICT. These barriers should be reduced to help students’ ICT use and integration. The results of the study would contribute to better understanding of the students’ pedagogical integration of ICT in low technology environment.

Buabeng-Andoh, C. (2014) Investigating students’ pedagogical use of ICT in learning in Ghanaian secondary schools. Educationalfutures, [online] Vol. 2(6). Available at: http://educationstudies.org.uk/?p=2768 [Accessed 18 Nov, 2017].